Terp Foodie Challenge!

Ice cream social from the 1940s
Terps and ice cream have always gone well together.

It’s hot. This is not news. You’ve been stuck inside, afraid to leave the air conditioning for fear of melting the second your feet hit the sidewalk.  But you’re starting to get bored.  And a little hungry. Some ice cream sure would hit the spot, wouldn’t it? But there’s none in the freezer. What can you possibly do? You’ve heard of people making their own ice cream, but where do you even start?

Recipe for Fürst Pückler Ice Cream Bomb
The recipe for the “Fürst Pückler Ice Cream Bomb”. Give it a try! (click image to enlarge)

Well, have we got the recipe for you! While combing the files of former University of Maryland President Dr. Harry Clifton “Curley” Byrd, we stumbled across this gem of an ice cream recipe straight out of the 1950s. The “Fürst Pückler Ice Cream Bomb” is similar to Neapolitan ice cream, and is named after German Prince Hermann Ludwig Heinrich von Pückler-Muskau, though he is not known to have invented the dessert. We’re not sure whether Dr. Byrd picked this recipe up on one of his trips to Germany to visit the university’s facilities there, or if it came from Wendell Arbuckle, “Mr. Ice Cream” himself. What we do know is that it’s making us hungry just thinking about it.

UMD has a long history of experimentation with ice cream. And it’s time for you to carry on that tradition, dear readers. We want you to give this recipe a whirl and let us know how it goes! Email your adventures and pictures to umdarchives@umd.edu, and we might just feature them in this space. Good luck, and happy eating!


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